100 Years Before and After Us: Alternative Memories / Possible Futures of Visual Arts
Location: NEC conference hall
01 November 2018, 09:30 – 18:00
Conveners: Horea AVRAM and Mihai OMETIȚĂ
Participants: Horea AVRAM, Sabin BORŞ, Sylwia BOROWSKA-KAZIMIRUK, Maria CHATZIDIMOU, Corina CIMPOIERU, Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYŃSKI, Mihai OMETIȚĂ, Luana STROE
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Keynote Talk
Prof. Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYŃSKI
Professor of Cultural and Media Studies, Head of the Department of Electronic Media and Chair of School of Media and Audiovisual Culture, Lodz University / Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz – Poland
The recent cultural globalization and the rapid pace of digital technology development have increasingly transformed the way we produce and experience art, and how we participate in our sociocultural environment. Memory is an essential instrument in assessing the effects of these historical changes. The phrase “Alternative memories” in the title cuts across various senses of the concept of memory, while instrumentalizing it in order to operate a projective interpretation of the past, and at the same time articulating a retrospective view of the future. The scope of this cross-reading of the idea of memory covers the last 100 years and the same number of years ahead of us.
This conference is part of the project 100 to 100. Memory and foresight +/- a century (100 la 100. Memorie şi prospecție +/- un secol) co-funded by AFCN (The Administration of the National Cultural Fund), Romania, 2018.